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Migratory Birds

Join the 'Bronx Zoo Birdathon' on May 17 to Help Celebrate and Conserve Birds

Steve Zack | Posted 10.07.2014 | New York
Steve Zack

Spring has finally sprung after a very long winter. The renewal of the season is ushered in by the return of migratory birds to our region and their bright colors and varied songs. This spectacle is part of the world's great diversity of birds we can all enjoy locally.

Restless Muse On Migrating Birds

Steve Zack | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

We are learning of the unbelievable distances birds travel.

New Jersey Man Accused Of Shooting Protected Hawks

AP | KATIE ZEZIMA | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green

NEWARK, N.J. — For nearly three years, dozens of dead and wounded raptors fell into yards in Somers Point, N.J., some with bloodied beaks, other...

Bird's Eye View of the Changing Climate

Steve Zack | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green
Steve Zack

The calendar and geographies of birds are a now a moving target. It is a variable picture, with new conservation concerns arising.

Which Way Will This Bird Flu Fly?

Steve Zack | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green
Steve Zack

How and where will the new bird flu fly? Will it grow or be contained? History offers different outcomes, yet we do know for certain that zoonotic diseases will continue to emerge.

Providing Refuge for All Americans

Jim DiPeso | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
Jim DiPeso

That's the timeless lesson Americans learned when Theodore Roosevelt established America's first refuge on Pelican Island 109 years ago -- and one that we must diligently remind our elected political leaders of today.

Ninety Environmental Groups Seeking Tougher Rules on Wind Projects

Robert Bryce | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business
Robert Bryce

The wind industry is now facing yet another big challenge: increasing resistance from environmental groups who are concerned about the effect that unrestrained construction of wind turbines is having on birds and bats.

Lingering Effects Of Texas Drought

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green

MAD ISLAND, Texas (AP) — Strange things are aloft in the bird world. Endangered whooping cranes flew 2,500 miles from Canada to Texas...

Birds and Tar Sands Oil Don't Mix

Wendy Gordon | Posted 09.26.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

A current action is about protecting one of the world's most important nesting grounds for migratory birds -- the Peace-Athabasca Delta in Canada. The Delta is downstream from the world's largest industrial project -- Alberta's tar sands oil mines.

How Do Birds Return To Their Love Nests?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Join BBC Earth on Facebook for more incredible footage, photos and stories. Or follow them on twitter for the latest updates. As the snow melts and...

PHOTOS: 11 Spots To Birdwatch Near LA

2010-12-10-overhead_Trazzler.jpg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text by Megan Cytron, courtesy of Trazzler. Southern California's warm weather and primo location on the Pacific Flyway, makes it one of the top bird...

Fall Migration: Animal Migration Photos

Huffington Post | ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With Fall upon us and temperatures starting to drop, animals are starting to migrate to warmer places to spend their winters. From snow geese to whal...

Get the Lead Out

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

When mourning dove hunting season begins next week, hunters will once again discharge enormous amounts of toxic lead into the environment.

Legislation to Ensure Bird Killers Become Jailbirds

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

Club members killed the protected birds of prey by shooting, trapping, poisoning, clubbing, baiting birds into glass panels, and even baiting birds with pigeons rigged with fishing hooks.